Sourabh Gupta:

Architecture + Design - - Archohm -

It has been a beau­ti­ful jour­ney.

The of­fice al­ways has had an am­bi­tion to span scales and try ty­polo­gies of var­i­ous de­sign projects. The tra­jec­tory has been swift and spir­ited with its share of re­al­ity checks.

Ar­chohm hap­pened to me in my CEPT, Ahmed­abad days while writ­ing the re­search the­sis on my home­town, Meerut, ti­tled ‘ The be­hav­iour of streets’. I won some small com­pe­ti­tions – com­mis­sions of Ja­pa­nese projects in Delhi.

The of­fice started and strug­gled as a start- up and then we won the ‘ Dilli Haat’ project. To me, this was a turn­ing point in Ar­chohm’s jour­ney as an ar­chi­tec­ture prac­tice.

Fol­low­ing this, large scale devel­op­ments in Libya, Africa and get­ting other in­fra­struc­ture and in­sti­tu­tional projects back home, brought in a cer­tain scale to the prac­tice. This en­abled us to build our own de­sign stu­dio at Noida. The prac­tice evolved in its per­son­al­ity and per­cep­tion since then. Our stu­dio be­came our vis­it­ing card and a fil­ter for peo­ple we work with and the ones we work for.

The ar­chi­tec­ture of our stu­dio de­fined our at­ti­tude in ar­chi­tec­ture.

Con­tem­po­rary In­dian ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign, de­mands an ap­proach that can un­der­stand and ad­dress all scales and types of projects with a deeper di­a­logue with the com­mu­nity or a client. The level of ex­po­sure of stake­hold­ers

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